Product Update: D800 and D4 Lock-Up FixGear Talk Tips & Tricks
Nikon’s newly released D4′s and D800′s have had an alarming number of complaints regarding an intermittent issue causing the bodies to lock up under normal user conditions. Nikon has officially addressed the issue, in a recent conversation with PDN (Photo District News) on 5.3.2012, and DPReview has since confirmed this bug. The problem encountered again and again is that the body will become completely unresponsive until the battery is removed and re-installed, but should return to good working order once this is done.
While we all like our settings a certain way, at least they have narrowed down the catalyst to these two specific settings so that we may all go about our shoots without any hiccups. We speculate that the permanent fix will be a firmware update, since the determining factor (specific camera settings) is a software-based function. Like all Nikon D4 and D800 users we’re hoping that the permanent fix will be released in the coming weeks at which time all BorrowLenses.com customers can rest easy knowing we’ll have the needed update in place ASAP.
Photo Finds – Week of April 30, 2012BL News Photographers
Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web.
UK-based photographer Tim Wallace was brought to my attention through Scott Kelby’s awesome KelbyTraining.com. It took little more than a few seconds of browsing Tim’s work to turn me into an instant fan.
I’m not a big car guy. My Saturn is nearly 9 years old, and is rickety to the point where my girlfriend calls it “the Jalopy.” I’ve never been into cars – couldn’t tell you the difference between a carburetor and a cam-shaft. Sure, I admire good-looking cars, but I don’t salivate over them like some folks.
Tim’s photography makes me want to change that. (more…)